The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has again moved against perpetrators of the fuel subsidy scam that rocked Nigeria’s petroleum sector recently. The anti-graft commission has declared three oil marketers indicted in the subsidy scam wanted. The decision of the EFCC to declare the marketers wanted was contained in a statement from the acting head of media and publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwajuren.
The wanted marketers are Abdul Afeez Olarenwaju Olabisi of Fargo Petroleum and Gas Limited, Abubakar Peters Ali Jeldi, the Managing Director of Nadabo Energy Limited and Ikechukwu Onuabuchi Nworgu of Star Inspection Services Nigeria Limited. According to the statement, they are wanted by the Commission for “offences bordering on criminal conspiracy, forgery, obtaining money by false pretences and money laundering running into several billions of naira”.
It was also contained in the statement that “Olabisi, 31, hails from Kwara State and speaks Yoruba, Hausa and English languages fluently. His last known address is Fargo Petroleum and Gas Limited.
Jeldi, 34, is of the Igala stock from Kogi state, North Central Nigeria. He speaks his native Igala, Hausa and English languages fluently. His last known address are 4B Louis Solomon Close, Victoria Island, Lagos and 15 Ogbunike Street, Lekki, Lagos.
Nworgu, 46, hails from Abia State . He speaks Igbo and English fluently. His last known address is Star Inspection Services Nigeria Limited, 4A, Lander Close, Off Liverpool Road, Apapa, Lagos.
The trio allegedly obtained billions of naira as subsidy payments from the Petroleum Support Fund under false pretence, and disappeared in the wake of the Commission’s investigation of the subsidy regime.
The Commission enjoins anyone having information as to their whereabouts to contact its Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Port Harcourt and Abuja offices or through these numbers: 09-4604620, 070-26350721,070-26350722,070-26350723,070-6350724, 070-26350725; or by e-mail to: email@example.com or the nearest Police Station”.